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Power Effect

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Power Effect
Sizzle Sword Art.png
Artwork of Kirby obtaining the Sizzle Sword Power Effect
Debut game Kirby Star Allies
Usage type Unlimited use
Requirements Elemental ability+
weapon ability/character
Power(s) Augments a Copy Ability/character with elemental powers.
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If a friend raises a weapon with ↑, attach effects like fire to your friend's weapon by hitting it with B.
— In-game tip from Kirby Star Allies

A Power Effect[1] refers to the many different ways in which weapon-based Copy Abilities can be enchanted in Kirby Star Allies. These effects are similar to the various Ability Scroll elemental combos which Kirby could perform in Kirby: Squeak Squad, but are much broader in scope.

Elements and sources[edit]

There are five different types of effects which can be applied: Blizzard, Bluster, Sizzle, Splash, and Zap. These elements are applied by having the ally wielding the weapon hold it up, then having the element-wielding ally use an elemental attack on the weapon to power it up. This effect then remains on the weapon indefinitely, only being lost if the ability is discarded and left to bounce as a star for a few seconds or the wielder defeated (not just fainted). Tossing a Friend Heart at an elemental Ability Star before the element disappears will create the respective Friend with that element.

Applying an effect to a weapon allows the user to perform more elaborate attacks, and often adds special properties in addition to multiplying the damage by 1.25. One example is Bluster Bomb, which allows the user to float up into the air while holding the bomb in hand.

The following table lists every known source for each effect, as well as the general characteristics of the element in question:

Elements in Kirby Star Allies  
Element Granted by Characteristics Enemies weak to the element
  • Gives weapons an icy characteristic.
  • Allows them to freeze common enemies, waterfalls and douse flames.
  • Can combine with Water to perform the Friend Ability Icicle Lance.



  • Gives weapons a windy characteristic.
  • Allows them to sweep away fallen leaves, activate fans, and douse flames.
  • Some of their moves can allow the wielder to become more floaty while attacking.
  • Can combine with Fire to perform the Friend Ability Rising Sizzler.


  • Gives weapons a fiery characteristic.
  • Allows them to light cannon fuses, melt ice blocks and burn grass and fallen leaves.


Splash Electric-based:


  • Gives weapons an electric characteristic.
  • Allows them to electrify water surface and power wires.
  • Can combine with Water to perform the Friend Ability Zap Splasher.

Paint-based attacks from Artist, Adeleine & Ribbon have similar properties to the Splash effect (super effective on fire and electric) but do not grant Splash.

Stone has some Friend Abilities that grant it temporary elemental powers, albeit not a weapon-based ability. The Curling Friend Abilities have their respective element, Geokinesis with ESP grants it the Zap effect, and Rock Painter with Artist/Adeleine & Ribbon covers the stone sculpture with paint.

List of Augmentable Weapons[edit]

Kirby acquires the Zap effect on his Yo-Yo.

The following Copy Abilities and allies can receive elemental powers:

Friend Star / Star Allies Sparkler[edit]

The Friend Star and the Star Allies Sparkler fire elemental bullets based on the rider's default attack and are indicated by the icon's color on the dashboard as well as the color of the Friend Star itself. Besides the five elements aforementioned, some abilities/allies have their own variants:

Weapon wielders will still fire their default bullets even with an element granted beforehand. Elemental shots are slightly more powerful than no-element/"plain" shots.

In the final battle, Void Termina's elemental effects during his Demon God Form (Phase 1) and Angel Form (Phase 3) can be negated by the respective weakness bullets from the Star Allies Sparkler, e.g. Void Termina's Blizzard Sword icicles can be destroyed by Sizzle bullets.


  • In Kirby Star Allies, the Hammer ability's Hammer Flip lost its fire element from previous games, presumably since it would be redundant with Sizzle Hammer.
  • The Bomb ability no longer has a fire effect as of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, so Sizzle Bomb is new to the series (Thunder Bomb and Ice Bomb had previously appeared in Kirby: Squeak Squad).
  • The allies that have the most elements are Rick & Kine & Coo and The Three Mage-Sisters, with four out of five each; Rick & Kine & Coo can't provide Zap, while the Three Mage-Sisters can't provide Bluster.
    • Of the four elements Rick & Kine & Coo can provide, however, Blizzard can be given to allies only when on the surface of water.
  • If a projectile from Cutter, Bomb, or Marx makes contact with an elemental attack, that projectile will gain the elemental properties, but the user won't receive the element in this way.


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Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブリザ
From ブリザード (burizādo, blizzard)
Traditional Chinese 冰雪
bīng xuě
Simplified Chinese 冰雪
bīng xuě
Dutch Vries Freeze
European French Cryo -
German Blizzard -
Italian Glaciale Glacial
Korean 블리자드
Portuguese Glacial -
Spanish Hielo Ice


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウィンガ
From ウインド (uindo, wind)
Traditional Chinese 風切
fēng qiè
Cutting Wind
Simplified Chinese 风切
fēng qiè
Dutch Storm -
European French Aéro Aero
German Sause Whistle
Italian Bufera Storm
Korean 블러스터
Polish Wiatr[2] Wind
Portuguese Eólico Eolic
Spanish Viento Wind


Language Name Meaning
Japanese メラーガ
From メラメラ (meramera, the sound of burning flames)
Chinese 火焰
huǒ yàn
Dutch Vlammen Flames
European French Pyro -
German Brutzel Sizzle
Italian Ardente Fiery
Korean 이글이글
Onomatopoeia for the sound of burning flames
Polish Ogień[2]
Portuguese Ardente Burning
Spanish Fuego Fire


Language Name Meaning
Japanese スプラ
From スプラッシュ (supurasshu, splash)
Traditional Chinese 沖擊
chōng jī
Simplified Chinese 冲击
chōng jī
Dutch Aqua -
European French Hydro -
German Sprudel Bubble
Italian Splash -
Korean 스플래시
Polish Woda[2] Water
Spanish Agua Water


Language Name Meaning
Japanese バリッカ
From バリバリ (baribari, the sound of crackling electricity)
Traditional Chinese 電氣
diàn qì
Simplified Chinese 电气
diàn qì
Dutch Elektro Electro
European French Électro Electro
German Blitz Lightning
Italian Lampo Lightning
Korean 찌릿찌릿
Onomatopoeia for the sound made for a minor electric shock
Polish Elektryczność[2] Electricity
Portuguese Elétrico Electric
Spanish Electricidad Electricity


  1. "You can add fire, ice, electricity, and other power effects to a weapon." --In-game tip from Kirby Star Allies
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Nintendo Polska - Kirby Star Allies